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Oldest SB on NR

Unread postby John » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:51 pm

Does anyone know which signalbox on NR is the oldest currently operational box?
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Re: Oldest SB on NR

Unread postby Stuart Johnson » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:25 pm

According to Peter Kay in the introduction to the most recent edition of his "Signal Box Directory" , Goole Bridge (1869) is the oldest cabin in use. However, that was not a block post until 1933, and the oldest boxes continuously in use as such are Norton East and Norton South (NER), both of March 1870.
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Re: Oldest SB on NR

Unread postby JRB » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:22 pm

.......& the oldest with original frames?
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Re: Oldest SB on NR

Unread postby Mackay » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:59 pm

The oldest with original frame on the ex-NER is Milton, near Brampton, where the Newcastle & Carlisle line crosses the A689. See https://www.flickr.com/photos/nottsexminer/9017804999/in/photostream/.

Milton cabin and the frame date from 1893. The cabin is to NER style N2, and the frame has 10 levers; the gate wheel at the high-numbered end was later removed, probably when barriers were installed in 1975.

Would welcome any info on an older frame and/or building!
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Re: Oldest SB on NR

Unread postby Mackay » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:02 pm

Sorry I should have added that it's a Stevens frame, 4 1/8 inch pitch. The catch handles have "NER ND" on them.
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Re: Oldest SB on NR

Unread postby Stuart Johnson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:19 pm

I believe there are quite a few boxes older than 1893 that have their original frames. The first one that springs to mind is Chartham (SER), which is now a gate box but still has two working levers in its 1880 SER/Brady frame.
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